"P"onder This

Across

1Exercise of raising body from floor (6)
5A decorative effect used on food, especially strands or swirls of icing in a contrasting color (6)
10The arch of hair above each eye (7)
11Tries hard to achieve or get something (7)
12A small hairpiece to cover partial baldness (6)
15Not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole (6)
16Corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed (7)
17To apply force to somebody or something so as to draw or tend to draw that person or thing toward the origin of the force (4)
18Computer memory unit (4)
19A learner who is enrolled in an educational institution (7)
20Choose something or somebody (4)
22The short weak cry of a young bird (4)
25Make somebody less angry (7)
27Question people in poll (6)
28Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use (6)
31An exercise or description that illustrates a principle, method, or problem (7)
32Mostly tropical songbirds; the males are usually bright orange and black (7)
33An ordained minister, especially in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Orthodox churches (6)
34Fast: in a prompt or rapid way ( informal ) (6)

Down

2Not measurably the same, e.g. in size or number (7)
3Large stinging paper wasp (6)
4To leave something with a pawnbroker as security against money borrowed (4)
5Elegant and fashionable (4)
6Able to absorb fluids (6)
7A small inexpensive toy, ornament, piece of jewelry, or trinket (7)
8Repressed or stifled rather than being released or freely expressed (4-2)
9The human mind as the center of thought and behavior (6)
13Of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven (7)
14Pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race (7)
15Having feathers or wings (7)
20Any of various pale or light colors (6)
21A privately owned ship commissioned by a government to attack foreign ships, especially one based on the coast of North Africa (7)
23Adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder (7)
24Used in polite request (6)
25Human beings collectively (6)
26A member of a people indigenous to northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Siberia, comprising the Inuit and Yupik people (6)
29A persistently annoying person (4)
30Ceremonial elegance and splendor (4)


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